Genevieve: Genre-Bending Novel, Spanning WWI to Erotica


Genevieve: Genre-Bending Novel, Spanning WWI to Erotica, Offers Nail-Biting Look into Edwardian Britain

United Kingdom – Few would dare create a book that fused the life and death of WWI with raunchy, headboard-rocking erotica, but author B R Peabody doesn’t describe himself as a man who sticks to convention.

It’s impossible to pigeon-hole ‘Genevieve’ into a single genre, making it a widely-appealing adventure from the core of the human condition to the deepest desires of the soul. One thing is for sure, it’s a window to the past unlike anything else currently on the market.


Privileged, spoilt, arrogant and violent. Harry Wetherby’s mother engages yet another governess in a last desperate attempt to salvage her only child. Genevieve Archer will educate the boy at the family’s country house. Her track record is superb, but Harry is the ultimate test and they are closely matched in age. Other darkly erotic attractions lurk in the background, and if they should fall for each other yet more perils lie in wait.

A former employer will stop at nothing to bring ruin on Genevieve, causing misery to her and those around her. Harry’s fabulously wealthy mother will almost certainly break them apart, and on the horizon looms a war the like of which mankind has never seen before – a war which will claim the lives of multitudes and cripple millions more in the trenches of the Somme and Ypres. This book will hold you, enthral you, take you to the deepest darkest pits of despair then make your heart soar. It is a vivid portrait of the lives lived in Edwardian Britain. It paints a starkly accurate picture of life and death in the trenches and the price paid afterwards by those who came home – and by those who only ever got a telegram back. In places it will rend you like a knife and in others touches with gossamer care. If you only read one book this year, you should make sure this is it – gripping!

“WWI was a tumultuous time, and literature usually only depicts the realities of life in the trenches. While my book does use that element to set context, I go far and beyond the conflict itself to take a look at those left at home,” explains Peabody. “I want to showcase how these fraught years turned people into fragile, irrational victims of their own kind; people who engaged in exploits and behaviours that went far and beyond their actual innate morals. For those with loved ones who never came home, these behaviours continued for decades.”

Continuing, “I also wanted to break new ground by introducing erotic elements into a WWI setting. Let’s face it, while war was raging, people still had hormones and all of the same desires they had during times of peace! The problem is that most authors wouldn’t dare attempt to showcase them – but I’m far from afraid!”

Readers agree that the book is compelling. For example, Tina comments, “Fantastic! Could not put this book down, glad to see it on here going to a wider audience. Even if this is not the type of book you would normally read I can promise you that you will fall in love with the book and the characters. Looking forward to the next instalment.”

J. Hall adds, “A very interesting and well written book, it was a book that you didn’t want to put down and the war section was extremely detailed and kept one’s interest all the time. The sexual activity was very graphic but probably in keeping with the time. Well done.”

‘Genevieve’ is available now:

About the Author:

B R Peabody author:- a creator of words welded together to form (often) pure meanings for the entertainment and enjoyment of others. I lie. I lie very well. The better I lie the more money they give me (well almost, it’s never going to be a fortune). So you want a bio? Really? Very well, if you must. I am a child of the sixties, and I remember those golden years as I grew up with deep affection. I was fortunate with my education: although coming from a modest background I was inflicted upon what was largely regarded as the best school for boys in my home city (in the midlands of England) and as a result was educated, despite my vehement protests, to what most would regard as a satisfactory level.

…..My adult history is somewhat checkered, and those who know me will understand my reticence in some areas, which are (I’m afraid) classified information. However I can say that in my time I’ve been a research engineer (with several large automotive manufacturers) and have produced a goodly number of custom motorcycles, trikes and cars. I’ve been a welder/fabricator, truck driver, club doorman (bouncer), general builder/bricklayer/roofer, supermarket shelf stacker and a vehicle technician (which in old money was called a mechanic). I’ve also been a member of a biker ‘gang,’ (back patch club to those who understand such things) and fast motorcycles are close to my heart still – along with scuba diving and fast boats, from a previous incarnation. You name it, I’ve probably done it.

…..A decade or so ago I escaped the madness and moved to the beautiful north of Scotland, with my wife, my daughter and my son. We live on a typical Scottish Highland croft with large fields and a stunning view across the Moray Firth. I write books and poetry – some would say well, some would say not so well, but all things are subjective and I bear no malice. They print my lies, and for that I am truly grateful. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them. If you search ‘Genevieve’ on facebook you’ll find my work, feel free to let me know your thoughts, I love to hear comments – even detrimental ones so long as they are thought through and genuine. Salut!

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  1. Shannon McKendrick on November 7, 2015

    Be warned – this book completely ruined our holiday, spent my time by the pool reading with a glass of wine. Riveting drama and deep characterization (very Dickens-esque). The erotica was subtle and very well written without being tame. The end made me cry and hubby now thinks I’m insane. You won’t easily put this one down, it really takes you there! Best read so far this year (by far) this is gonna be a bestseller.

    • Tina hall on November 7, 2015

      Fantastic book! I couldn’t put it down either.

  2. Libby Cooper on November 21, 2015

    This book is a stunner, can’t say more than that. The jacket says it all, couldn’t put it down, reread it twice and now panicking in case theres no sequel. If you only read one book this year make sure this is it – it says it on the label and its true! Emotional roller coaster ride, brought tears to my eyes. Fantastic. Five stars without question.